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Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is a regional, collaborative network organized around a single goal: to transform the New England food system into a resilient driver of healthy food, sustainable farming and fishing, and thriving communities.

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Investing in a sustainable food and farm future

9/12/14

By Tom Kelly and Ricardo Salvador

This week, state agriculture officials from across the country have gathered on the shores of Lake Champlain for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting in Burlington, Vermont. These leaders have a unique opportunity to increase collaboration aimed at ensuring an abundant, nutritious food supply that promotes environmental stewardship and community health.

9/9/14

Strolling of the Heifers, a Vermont-based local-food advocacy group, has released its 2014 Locavore Index. New Hampshire is ranked third, just behind top-ranked Vermont and Maine.

The Locavore Index incorporates data on farmer’s markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA), food hub, farm-to-institution activities, and Farm-to-School programs, and compares states on a per-capita basis.

9/8/14

The attached report - "Rhode Island Land-Linking Program: Background Research and Policy Analysis", is the first study completed under a partnership between the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the RIFPC.  The ongoing project involves Harvard Law students assisting the Council to research and better understand